World Heart Day

World Heart Day and COPD

Heart disease and stroke claim over 18 million lives globally each year, making them the world’s leading cause of death. World Heart Day takes place on September 29th and serves as a platform to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. 24 million Americans have COPD, and it can have a direct impact on the cardiovascular system. …

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Lung cancer and COPD information

Lung Cancer and COPD: What You Need to Know

Lung cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung condition mostly found in smokers. Not everyone with COPD will develop lung cancer, though having COPD does increase your risk. August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day. The annual celebration supports those impacted by …

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COPD Clinical Studies

COPD: A New Lifestyle

The realization that your life will change after being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is inevitable. It may not be as easy to do the things you used to do before. There are physical challenges and emotional challenges too. Embracing a new lifestyle when you have COPD will ultimately help better manage your …

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Information on what COPD looks like

What Does Exacerbation of COPD Look Like?

If your COPD symptoms suddenly worsen, you may think it’s just a lousy breathing day. But it could be a sign of an exacerbation. If you have COPD, knowing what an exacerbation looks like can help prevent them from occurring. It can also help you get medical attention quicker and potentially save your life. What …

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Why not to use tobacco with COPD

Saying No to Tobacco and COPD

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco can be found in a variety of products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, hookahs, cigars, or dip. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one hundred million deaths were caused by tobacco in the 20th century, and based on current numbers, there will be an estimated one billion deaths …

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